SB66, the UTOPIA killer bill, passed the Utah Senate yesterday. The bill would make the tax restrictions on the project so onerous that the project will never happen. This is too bad, since I believe UTOPIA to be a significant step forward for Utah. With UTOPIA, we're broadband leaders. Without UTOPIA, we're broadband also-rans.
Several Senators tried to substitute other bills, or amend the bill, so that it more of a compromise and didn't outright kill UTOPIA, but in the end, QWEST won this fight. I'm very disappointed, but the fight isn't over yet---there's still the house. I urge you to send an email to, or better yet call your Representative and urge them to vote "no" on SB66.